Franklin County school safety plan won’t include armed guards

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RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Franklin County schools officials say their safety plan for the upcoming school year will not include armed volunteers.

Superintendent Gary Williams told Al.com Thursday that the safety plan includes training volunteers, teachers and staff to deal with several issues that could arise, but doesn’t include training them to handle firearms.

Williams says the training can be completed online and will begin next week.

The training system is expected to cost the school district $4,000 annually.

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